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  • "Great benefits and usually always a green light to do the best and be the best.(in 517 reviews)
  • "Great people work there and the University education mission is important.(in 267 reviews)
  • "Hours are flexible and you are still in a college atmosphere (pro or con).(in 166 reviews)
  • "The campus is beautiful and busing into work is a cinch from most any part of the city.(in 162 reviews)
  • "Not too time consuming and good work/life balance(in 118 reviews)
  • "Low pay and you get to work with (some individuals) who practically can't be fired (union).(in 311 reviews)
  • "Low salaries Work setting at times was inconvenient(in 202 reviews)
  • "year due to the stress of the job and poor management(in 89 reviews)
  • "Funding for teaching assistants and benefits is at risk as management seeks to cut costs; grad student experience varies based on department/program; parking is expensive(in 67 reviews)
  • "Managers always say we need to 'run like a business' but most of the managers have zero experience in the private sector(in 35 reviews)

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Updated Sep 22, 2023

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    1. 3.0
      Dec 4, 2014
      Research Engineer II
      Current Contractor, more than 5 years
      Seattle, WA
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      Benefits are good but not what they once were. They are pretty much in line with those at any medium to large corporation. No pressure to work any more than 40 hrs/wk. Mostly nice people to work with. Campus provides a nice environment to pursue personal goals.


      Absolutely no opportunities for upward or lateral career change. Pay is low even for academic (same position at another large uni is cost adjusted 25% higher). Management quality is abysmal. The work environment is like a dysfunctional family; all smiles and happy when management is around then critical, cynical, and backstabbing when not. Department deans generally have no idea of (or apparent interest in) the day to day issues.

      1. 4.0
        Oct 12, 2022
        Graduate Research Assistant
        Current Employee
        Seattle, WA
        CEO Approval
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        High-quality cutting-edge research with world-renowned scientist


        Very low pay of graduate students even though the work hours are way too much longer than what is on paper

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